When Don Kaminsky was in Castlegar in June 2015, he went to visit the class that has been raising funds for Market Children for over 7 years. Their teacher Curt Kutchera uses the exercise to raise his kids awareness about the importance of education, Central America and charitable giving.
Don Kaminsky receiving a cheque from a normal student standing perfectly still while waiting for the adults.
Ron & Elaine Ross With Curt and this year’s class presenting a cheque for $720.00 ( March 2016 ).
A new program of The Rotary Foundation Canada( TRFC ) directs funds from the Government of Canada to increase funds available with Global Grants. The Rotary Club of Campbell River has applied for funds for a second Global Grant for Early Childhood Stimulation. This fits nicely with one of the principle goals of the Government of Canada which is improvement of Maternal & Childhood Health in developing countries.
Early Childhood Stimulation is a program, funded by a Global Grant from The Rotary Foundation, that will improve the health of babies and young children in Tegucigalpa. Primary sponsors are The Rotary Clubs of Kelowna Sunrise and Tegucigalpa.
Pictured here are Leanne and Michelle, hosts for the 2014 Dinner that raised $3500 for sponsorships for Tegucigalpa Market Children. The 2015 Dinner is scheduled for March 26th, 6:30 PM at D’esterre House in Comox. Cost will probably be $20 to $25. The plan is to serve a typical Honduran meal. This is the 4th year that the Interact Club has supported Market Children.
Ron and Elaine cannot go to Tegucigalpa this year, but we have a great team going to take their place taking pictures:
David Morley, VP of HELP Honduras
Heather More, Bookkeeper for HELP Honduras
Richard Kasperski, Software Engineer, (First Trip)
Sharon Docksteader, Rotarian from Grand Forks (First Trip)
In addition Bill Feyrer, Chris Dysart and Maureen Duncan will be there checking out the Global Grant, and looking at expansion to Comayagua.
Gwen Telling will be taking a team to Santa Barbara a week later.